By Marcia M. Ziegler*

As lawyers, we have great power—the things we say in courtrooms and write in publications across the country impact the lives of our clients and society as a whole. But as lawyers, we traditionally have not been active in original research—and that should change. We can and we should integrate our talents into original work with PhDs, as our skills are valuable, our knowledge of liability is helpful, and our writing is clear and detailed. These abilities are as yet nearly untapped in original research, but they can and they should be utilized in new and significant ways.